Tuesday, March 22, 2016

Rain or Shine at CASology

If it's anything where you live, like it is here in VA, the signs of spring are right on track. We've had sunshine and rain, cool nights and warm days...and allergies and sinus issues kicking in full swing :) So how great that the cue card for CASology this week is: WEATHER!

Here's my card:

How funny is it that fellow DT member Kymona Tracey and I had the idea to use the exact same stamp set- it's from Create A Smile, titled "Bad Day"- and the same stamps from it LOL! 

I thought it would be awesome to go monochromatic with grays (I used Copics C1, C3, and C5) for the clouds, top umbrellas, and the furry guy, but bring in a splash of color to brighten the mood :)

It's hard to see in this photo, but I used my wink of stella clear pen for the rain drops.

Today's tip: 
If you want to make a large area glossy (like my rainbow umbrella), use a Versamark pen (it has a felt brush tip on one end and a bullet nib on the other) to color over your area, then heat set with detail clear embossing powder...rinse and repeat- well not really rinse, but you know what I mean :)

The DT has some great inspirations to brighten your day and get you going on your WEATHER cards! Blow on over to their blogs and don't forget the Guest Designer for the week!

Guest Designer: Amelia (Stamped for the Occasion)

Have a great week and can't wait to see what you post in our gallery!

xoxo Deidre


  1. Brilliant idea to use all greys until your final rainbow umbrella. And, great tip about the embossing.

  2. I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE your card!!! It´s so cool that card size and your cute scene!!! Have I said I love it????

  3. Super cute and pretty Deidre! Glad spring if finding you. I know it is coming here, just not fast enough for me!

  4. This is such a cute card and I love the pop of color on the umbrella :)

  5. Aww I love that little guy! The expression on his face is brilliant! Loving the pop of colour from his fabulous rainbow umbrella. :)

  6. Hey Deidre!! I totally love your card. You put mines to shame. You did a great job.

  7. Yep, spring in Virginia sounds just like spring here in NJ! (My sinuses are a mess!) I love this fun guy and the way you added the pops of color on his umbrella! Cute, cute!!